We pull back the curtain on the escalating and very real crisis in the aged care sector in New Zealand. I'm joined by Katherine Rich, the interim chief executive of the Aged Care Association, who reveals the shocking truths about the current state of our aged care industry.
With the lack of standard rooms built in the past decade, we're facing an extreme shortage of aged care beds by 2040, a problem further exacerbated by the projected rise in New Zealand's elderly population.
What are the impacts of the rising costs of aged care on New Zealanders, and the consequences of government funding falling short of these increasing costs? With many New Zealanders unprepared for the surging number of older citizens, the lack of planning and resources for elderly care becomes even more glaring.
This is a conversation every New Zealander needs to hear.
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(0:07:21) - The Crisis in Aged Care Sector
(0:15:14) - Aged Care Crisis in New Zealand
(0:28:13) - Aged Care's Planning Issues